Meat Restaurant Adds Veg Options for First Time in 118 Years

India’s long-time meat kebab eatery adds vegetarian options to accommodate customer demand.


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After 118 years in business, restaurant Tunday Kababi in Lucknow, India has decided to add vegetarian options to its long-standing meat-centric kebab menu. The eatery was founded by one-armed-chef Haji Murad Ali Tunday more than a century ago and is now run by his grandson Mohammad Rizwan. In addition to adding items such as vegetarian biryani, chana dal, and a vegetable kebab option—featuring potato, ridged gourd, and yam—Tunday set up a second kitchen to keep vegetarian and meat items separate. “For several years, we have been getting requests to develop a vegetarian menu, and now our patrons are happily welcoming it,” Rizwan said.

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